Shortly after Northrop Grumman got approval to begin building a new breed of mobile radar systems the Marine Corps asked the defense contractor to change the operating system to Linux for greater future compatibility
The Pentagon’s Mad Science Is Going Open Source. DARPA published a list of all the Open Source computer science projcets it has funded with links to source code and academic papers detailing underlying concepts.
The fact that the Navy turned to a Linux-based IT infrastructure USS Zumwalt proves that the Navy believes Linux is Mission-Ready. Utilizing off-the-shelf hardware & software are a smart approach for the new ship.
Government agencies are increasingly turning to open source technologies in the wake of shrinking budgets and heightened cybersecurity concerns.
Mil-OSS Steering Committee member elected to co-Chair Open Source for America, an associate organization of Mil-OSS focused on promoting the use of open source technologies in the U.S. federal government.
Midwest Chapter of Mil-OSS hosting Student Hackathon in St. Louis, Missouri February 21-22 for high-school and college students. Prizes will be awarded within within each age group. Registration closes on February 13th.
The public-private Open Source Unmanned Remote and Autonomous Vehicle Systems (OS-URAVS) program kicks at Camp Shelby with the aim of boosting innovation and cutting costs of the government’s fleet of UAVs to compete in an industry worth $8.1 billion
The Naval Air Systems Command has been developing open-source software for military avionics applications in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University.
The Distributed Data Framework (DDF) was released under the GPL and posted to Github today. The DDF can be downloaded at https://github.com/codice/ddf.
The DoD’s forward-thinking DARPA group plans to release open-source software that will let anyone design and run virtual tests on their own swimming tank. And will kick off the first phase of a contest with a enticing $1 million prize.